Paediatric Dietitian

  • Contract
  • Dundee
  • Posted 2 weeks ago

NHS Scotland

Job title:

Paediatric Dietitian


NHS Scotland

Job description

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.Could you work as part of a multi-disciplinary team committed to improving the health of Children and Young People across Tayside? We are looking for an experienced Dietitian to join the Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetic Service in NHS Tayside. This would ideally suit an experienced Band 6 Paediatric Dietitian or an experienced Band 5 Dietitian with relevant clinical experience. Experience and post graduate training in paediatric dietetics is desirable but applicants with appropriate transferrable skills will be considered.The Paediatric Dietetic Team is a dynamic, proactive team consisting of 6 WTE dietitians and 0.73 WTE support workers. The team provides specialist nutrition and dietetic advice and clinical support to:

  • In-patients: Paediatric Wards and Neonatal Unit within Ninewells Hospital.
  • Outpatients – Paediatric Assessment Unit, Dietetic and Multi-disciplinary Clinics,Community clinics and domiciliary visits.
  • Multidisciplinary teams – gastroenterology, oncology, cardiology, ketogenic, metabolic cystic fibrosis, complex allergy, diabetes, and complex needs.

More information can be found here:The clinical areas the new post holder will cover can be flexible and will be dependent on the successful candidate’s experience and demands of the service. There will be opportunity for the post holder to develop and expand their knowledge and experience in a variety of paediatric specialities, take a pro-active approach in the clinical care of children, service improvement and pathway development.The post holder should be able to evidence excellent interpersonal, communication and facilitation skills, as well as having a passion for working with children, young people and their parents and carers. You must have good motivational skills and be able to work on your own as well as working closely with medical, nursing, AHP and other healthcare staff and dietetic colleagues to deliver integrated nutritional care.There is a strong commitment to the delivery of evidence based practice and CPD, with close links and joint training initiatives with other dietetic colleagues in Tayside. Active involvement in student clinical placements and participation in the work of the Tayside Nutrition Network are other aspects of the post.Informal enquiries are welcome and encouraged to: Heather Thom, Paediatric Service Lead, Ninewells Hospital on 01382 632921 or [email protected]Hours of work are: 37 per week.Short-listed applicants will be contacted by email. Please check your emails regularly, including your junk/spam folder.NHS Scotland is reducing their full time working week from 37.5 to 37 hours per week from 1 April 2024 but with no change in pay. This reduction will also be applied pro rata for part time staff. This advert and any subsequent offer/contract of employment therefore reflects the new working hours. However, as not all service areas will be able to adopt the 37 hour working week immediately from 1 April 2024, you may be required to work up to an additional 30 minutes per week for a temporary period for which you would be paid until the service you are working in changes rosters or working patterns to accommodate the new reduced working week. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Recruiting Board.ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES

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